Douglas Berger psychiatrist in Tokyo is a fully bilingual Japanese/English American board-certified psychiatrist and Director of the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center. Dr. Berger received his M.D. and psychiatry training from New York Medical College, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the Tokyo University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Berger can be contacted by phone: 03-3716-6624 (+81-3-3716-6624 from outside of Japan). Use the intake form or inquire through the Tokyo Meguro Counseling Center’s Home Page.

Many persons have been traumatized by being in a cult. Sexual abuse under the guise of “spiritual experience” is commonly reported. The cult was probably started as a cover for sex and pedophilic activity. Us:,

Persons frequently complain about bad grammar, spelling & trouble with making sense in their emails. This can be due inattention and requires looking closely at other signs of trouble with attention, organization, and planning. Us:,

Long history of depression can make persons think depressed mood is normal and only when there are stressors do they dip and feel worse. Therapy is important to help them see the stress-dips over the background of depression. Us:,

What causes bad dreams? Nobody know for sure, but daytime fears and trauma, anxiety or depression disorders, substance and medicine use and withdrawal, sleep and other brain disorders are known to be associated. Us:,

Can anxiety and ADHD be related? If hyperactive people are impatient then that can lead to tension and more anxiety. Both need to be treated. Us:,

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Some people can’t even face a friendly situation, some are tough as nails and can face huge risk like this speech in the Italian parliament this week:

If your mood is low you’ll feel bad about yourself. You may be nervous in front of others & you may feel rejected easily. If your mood is high you may be optimistic and confident. Its your mood, not your situation! Us:,

Some persons with hyperactivity have social stress at the same time they get depression. Do we fix the social stress, the hyperactivity, or the depression? We can’t let depression go ignored as it can lead to bad outcomes. Us:,

Are sleeping pills “addictive”? Yes and no. They don’t cause craving or a “high” but they can cause one’s natural sleep mechanisms to get rusty causing these persons to require a slow taper of their medicines. Us:,

Intense and emotional persons may have impatience, rejection sensitivity, or some minor depression. If we don’t try different interventions we won’t get data on what it is or what to do with it. Us:,

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Is it ok to mix caffeine with a stimulant? Occasionally this can rev a person too much, but caffeine withdrawal in regular users can also impair one’s attention-the object of the stimulant to begin with. Us:,

When a string of trauma hits it may be hard to pin-down which event is the cause of PTSD. Look for the event with the most physical violence. Us:,

Adults can be tormented by having or not having physical intimacy in relationships. 11 year-old kids take relationships easy and in stride, only 2-3 years later they can be a mess. Concept to ponder. Us:,

Total of 389 deaths in Japan from Corona today: No of flu deaths for the '19-'20 season in 21 Japan cities were >400 PER WEEK from Dec '19 until mid March '20 Either we need a flu lockdown every year, or we don't need lockdowns?

Distracted persons often don’t realize they are distracted-because they are distracted even from themselves. It can even be hard for them to notice if treatments are helping them, usually a significant other needs to weigh-in. Us:,

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